Outreach & Placement Volunteers (Must be at least 10 years old)
Our volunteers are a vital part of our organization! We always need help putting on a variety of events throughout the community, including our regular Petco Placement event on Saturdays. New volunteers will have the opportunity to sign up for a variety of duties including, but not limited to, supervising adoptable animals (cats and dogs), helping to photograph events, and providing information to visitors. There will be more advanced opportunities available for longterm volunteers as well including helping with adoption counseling, mentoring younger volunteers, and more! Volunteers schedule themselves based on pre-set shifts during events and shifts are generally 2 hours long.
*A special note on required community service: We are always happy to sign off on hours that our volunteers complete with us as part of their service requirement through school or another organization. However, this is not the right program for those looking only to complete community service. We depend on our volunteers and are hoping to connect animal-loving community members with the opportunity to get involved in animal rescue and learn more about the field!
Get started volunteering with us by filling out our volunteer waiver.
Thrift Store (Must be 16 years old)
Thrift Store volunteers' duties range from processing donations, assisting the public, and helping with the output and organization of clothes. Since the Thrift Store is our main source of funding, our volunteers are extremely important. We ask that these volunteers are at least 16 years of age. Volunteer shifts are not assigned but scheduled by you and generally must be longer than one hour. Click here for the forms needed to be a Thrift Store volunteer.
Not sure you are ready to make a lifetime commitment to a pet? Try fostering dogs or cats! Our foster homes provide care and housing for animals in the Yolo County community on a short-term basis. We provide supplies and veterinary care. Reap the rewards of that comes from fostering animals! Click here to learn more or watch our Dog Foster Home Video and Cat Foster Home Video!
Volunteers are needed to write and edit articles for our quarterly newsletter.
Special Events (all ages)
There are various events throughout the year that require volunteer help.
Community (Feral) Cats
We are starting some new projects locally to humanely manage the Community Cat population. Some ways people can help these homeless, unadoptable cats includes feeding at managed colonies, transporting cats in to vet appointments, or donating food. Please contact us for details on how you can help.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (530) 758-7722
Do you have a skill or profession that doesn't seem like it relates to animals? If you are willing to donate your time, let us know about it anyway! The Yolo County SPCA has opportunities for many different skills: writing, technology, law, transportation, working with kids. . . give us your ideas! Even if we can't use your skills to help animals right away, knowing who to contact if a need arises is wonderful. Help us channel more of our non-profit's resources straight to animals, and to fundraise for animals.
Yolo County Animal Services
The Yolo County Animal Services shelter is a separate organization from us, but they are always in need of volunteers as well! Volunteers who wish to help out at the animal shelter must be 18 years old. Some of the services shelter volunteers perform include providing dog and cat socialization, grooming, and dog walking. The shelter is located at 2640 East Gibson Road, Woodland, and is run through the Yolo County Sheriff's Department. Click here to learn more about their volunteer opportunities.